Live a Healthier, Happier Life In Recovery

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After going through the initial phase of the early recovery process, it’s suggested the focus shift to building a healthy lifestyle. Some individuals realize the need to cultivate the life skills started in treatment. Rebuilding relationships with friends and family can begin again on a new basis. Life-enhancing components such as exercise, spirituality and nutritional eating habits are encouraged as the right way to bring your body and mind back into balance.

  • Nutrition and hydration are essential to good health.

Most importantly, recovering people soon realize the devastating effects addiction had on their lives and health. There is a strong link between health, body, mind and recovery. Here are some of the primary aspects to generate in order to have the best chance at maintaining and sustaining successful recovery. 

Nutrition

Addictions play havoc on both the mental and physical health of the individual. Studies have shown good nutrition helps people recover their physical and mental health. Whole foods play a vital role in the recovery process because the improper eating leads to nutritional deficiencies and disease. Sadly, healthy eating is too often a low priority for addicts in the throws of addictive behaviors.

Exercise

Exercise might be the last thing you want to do, or you might think about it when trying to maintain sobriety. However, the truth is that regular exercise or any physical activity can be an integral part of the effort to recovery successfully.

Studies show that exercise leads to a sense of accomplishment, improved health, and increased confidence. In addition, training can give a natural high that replaces drug use.

Proper breathing is vital to maximum health.

Exercise takes time but in the right way. Prioritizing physical activity and regular workouts at specific times of day, you focus on living in the present. It also helps keep boredom and stressful thoughts at bay. Commonly, recovering addicts have trouble dealing with their anger. Exercise offers an outlet for anger.

Spirituality

In recovery, religion plays no part. It is rather a spirituality which recognizes a power greater than themselves, grounded in love and compassion. Spirituality is a power that gives meaning, purpose, and perspective to life. It is crucial during the recovery process since addiction disconnects people from spirit. To fully recover from a habit, it is essential to reconnect with the soul. It can help people find purpose in life and connect to a source and power greater than themselves. Being spiritual replaces much of what addiction takes away.

Yoga -Body, Mind, Spirit Connection

Benefits of Meditation

There are numerous benefits of taking up spiritual practices. First, they help individuals cope with trials and tribulations in their lives and control their emotions and fears.

  • The recovery process can be intense, and to remain on the path, so seek support and live a healthy, happy lifestyle.

Staying connected is vital. In today’s digital world, this is simple. We suggest joining an appropriate, 12-step support group and attending regularly.